1955 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Alarm Reveil Retailed by Turler - Solid 14K Gold & Stainless Steel


Item No. 5530

In vintage times, as lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently traveling top clients. The renowned engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre rose to the occasion by creating the company's famed Memovox alarm wristwatch in 1951.

This special wristwatch featured a fully mechanical alarm system that its owner could use to better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. To pull off this technological marvel, Jaeger-LeCoultre had to equip these watches with a second power winding spring, inner gearing, and even an additional stem and crown, making nearly an entire second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch featured in today's offering is an example of one of these Memovox watches, originally retailed by the prestigious Zurich jeweler Türler.

The 35mm gold top case with stainless steel back - one millimeter smaller than a classic Datejust - is in excellent condition. The silver dial is original and in excellent condition. And the manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre alarm movement is clean.

Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1955
  • Serial no.: 1,036,650
  • Model: "Memovox"
  • Functions: Time, Alarm, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Gold (untested as to carat - appears to be 14K) with stainless steel back
  • Case markings (inside): LeCoultre, Swiss, Acier Inoxydable
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with spots of wear to the back
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, two-piece, silver inner revolving alarm insert, steel applied dart indexes, original, excellent condition with light aging and toning
  • Hands: Original, gold, faceted dauphines
  • Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal. 489, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance
  • Movement markings: Jaeger LeCoultre Fab. Suisse
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timed: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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